Serbia Belgrade Balkans Illyria Adriatic c.1655 Ortelius antique miniature map
$ 88.00

Forum Iulii

(Serbia / Balkans / Europe/ Adriatic, etc.)

issued Venice, c. 1655 by Turrini (Ortelius atlas)

Charming, attractive, well-preserved mid- 17th century engraved map with lovely, full hand color.

Individual cities represented by red, cathedral-like buildings, distance scale across bottom center.

Late 16th century printings of this Ortelius map are much more frequently encountered. This 1655 Venice edition is noteworthy for its scarcity. A close comparison of this example with the 1598 printing reveals the plates used were identical.

In near Fine, clean, well-preserved condition overall. Text on verso as always with these miniature Ortelius maps.

Sheet measures c. 5 1/4" W x 3 1/2" H.

Engraved area measures c. 4" W x 3" H.

R419- 2/17